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Continental SportContact 7 vs rivals: tyre test review
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Continental SportContact 7 vs rivals: tyre test review

We pitch Continental's new SportContact 7 against rivals from Michelin and Goodyear to find which is the best ultra high performance tyre
13 May 2022
AC Schnitzer ACS1 2022 review – tuned BMW M135i takes on Mercedes-AMG A35
AC Schnitzer ACS1
BMW M135i

AC Schnitzer ACS1 2022 review – tuned BMW M135i takes on Mercedes-AMG A35

Brilliantly judged chassis upgrades unearth the desirable hot hatch lurking within BMW’s M135i xDrive
11 May 2022
Toyota Supra 2.0 v Porsche 718 Cayman – four-cylinder coupes go head-to-head
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Toyota Supra 2.0 v Porsche 718 Cayman – four-cylinder coupes go head-to-head

Supra and Cayman can both be had with 2-litre four-cylinder engines that pack a surprising punch, but which is the sweeter steer? We find out on road …
3 May 2022
Hardcore Ferrari V8 specials go head-to-head
Ferrari V8 specials
Ferrari

Hardcore Ferrari V8 specials go head-to-head

Ferrari has built a rich line of thrilling road racers with its ‘special series’ V8s. From Competizione to Pista, we drive them all
30 Apr 2022
Ferrari's hypercars: 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo driven back-to-back
Ferrari hypercar supertest
Ferrari

Ferrari's hypercars: 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo driven back-to-back

These are four of the greatest supercars that Ferrari has ever made. Our task was simple: to drive them hard for two days on the road and then decide …
16 Apr 2022

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550bhp Golf R review – can this modified Golf take on an A45 S?
VRS Golf R twin – opener
Volkswagen Golf

550bhp Golf R review – can this modified Golf take on an A45 S?

Volkswagen tuner VRS’s 480bhp and 550bhp Golf R conversions have AMG in their sights
15 Apr 2022
Life after TVR's Peter Wheeler
TVR Peter Wheeler
TVR

Life after TVR's Peter Wheeler

He was the man who transformed TVR from cottage car-maker into one of the world’s great sports car marques. We chat to Peter Wheeler’s family about hi…
8 Apr 2022
2022 hot hatchback battle: hyper hatches
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Hot hatchbacks

2022 hot hatchback battle: hyper hatches

(Long read): Welcome to the first of three contests to find the greatest hot hatch on sale right now. Round 1 sees the new Mk8 Golf R take on the bril…
24 Mar 2022
Aston Martin Vantage vs Audi R8 V10 RWD – back to basics
Aston Martin Vantage vs Audi R8
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Aston Martin Vantage vs Audi R8 V10 RWD – back to basics

Can forgoing performance-enhancing technology such as an auto gearbox or four-wheel drive make for a more engaging car? The new manual Aston Martin Va…
7 Mar 2022
Alpine A610 Turbo: review, history and specs of an icon
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Alpine

Alpine A610 Turbo: review, history and specs of an icon

France’s answer to the Porsche 964 Carrera 2 is as enthralling today as it was back at its launch in 1991
27 Dec 2021
Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test
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Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test

Which high performance tyres should you be shortlisting for your car? We put nine contenders through the toughest objective and subjective tests to fi…
17 Dec 2021
Continental SportContact 7 review – pictures
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Continental SportContact 7 review – pictures

Images of the Continental SportContact 7 tyre review
6 Nov 2021
Litchfield Toyota GR Yaris 2021 review – superstar hatchback picks up expert UK-tuning
Litchfield Toyota GR Yaris – front cornering
Toyota GR Yaris

Litchfield Toyota GR Yaris 2021 review – superstar hatchback picks up expert UK-tuning

Litchfield’s been fiddling with Toyota’s brilliant GR Yaris with predictably fantastic results
31 Jul 2021
Evolution of the Ferrari GT: 365 GTB4 Daytona to the 812 Superfast
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Ferrari

Evolution of the Ferrari GT: 365 GTB4 Daytona to the 812 Superfast

From ’60s Daytona through to today’s 812 Superfast, Ferrari has offered an unrivalled series of front-V12-powered super-GTs. We drive five of the best
30 Jul 2021
Ferrari F8 Tributo 2021 review – old-school supercar still has all the tricks
Ferrari F8 Tributo – cornering
Ferrari F8 Tributo

Ferrari F8 Tributo 2021 review – old-school supercar still has all the tricks

The Ferrari F8 Tributo a triumph of modern supercar design; an icon of the future
28 Jul 2021
Litchfield McLaren 570GT review – UK tuner lifts output to 720bhp
Litchfield McLaren 570GT
McLaren 570GT coupe

Litchfield McLaren 570GT review – UK tuner lifts output to 720bhp

Limited-slip diff, chassis tweaks and a power hike to 720bhp take the 570’s abilities to a new level
12 Jul 2021
Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt Edition 2021 review – a 720bhp tribute act
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Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt Edition 2021 review – a 720bhp tribute act

Immense performance from about the coolest modern muscle car out there. It’s expensive, but there’s nothing else quite like it
12 Jun 2021
Audi RS6 v Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo v Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate – super-estates go head-to-head
Audi RS6 v Porsche Panamera v Mercedes-AMG
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Audi RS6 v Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo v Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate – super-estates go head-to-head

Which 600bhp wagon is the current super-estate king? It‘s time to find out as the Audi RS6 Avant takes on Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turi…
8 May 2021
What makes a great driver's car? Breaking down the elements of our favourite performance cars
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What makes a great driver's car? Breaking down the elements of our favourite performance cars

What we actually need for a great drive is less, not more, as we reveal what makes for a brilliant driving car by the experts that know best
20 Mar 2021
Lotus E-R9 design study revealed
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Lotus

Lotus E-R9 design study revealed

Lotus design has given us a glimpse into what it wants the electric racing car of the future to be
16 Feb 2021
Toyota Supra 2.0 2021 review – a tempting 718 Cayman alternative?
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Toyota Supra

Toyota Supra 2.0 2021 review – a tempting 718 Cayman alternative?

Does Toyota’s new four-cylinder Supra have the edge on its heavier, more expensive six-cylinder sibling?
9 Feb 2021
Synthetic fuels explained: is there such a thing as carbon neutral petrol?
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Synthetic fuels explained: is there such a thing as carbon neutral petrol?

Could carbon-neutral synthetic fuels save the internal combustion engine and safeguard the future of the cars we love?
18 Nov 2020
What’s the future of the performance car? – evo Blueprint
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Fuels

What’s the future of the performance car? – evo Blueprint

With electrification upon us, we ask the experts if there’s still hope for characterful powertrains in an electric car world
17 Nov 2020
Ferrari Testarossa review, history and specs: TR generations driven back-to-back
Ferrari

Ferrari Testarossa review, history and specs: TR generations driven back-to-back

One of the most dramatic of all Ferraris, yet also one of the biggest sellers. We drive all three variants and reassess the phenomenon that is the Tes…
6 Oct 2020
Ferrari Roma 2020 review – a new take on the Italian GT
Ferrari

Ferrari Roma 2020 review – a new take on the Italian GT

Direct, engaging handling and superb ride quality, plus strong performance: the sharp-suited Roma nails its GT brief
5 Aug 2020
Audi R8 V10 RWD 2020 review – the full-time follow up to the RWS
Audi R8

Audi R8 V10 RWD 2020 review – the full-time follow up to the RWS

Entry-level R8 is rear-drive and a bit lighter, but ultimately proves no sportier or more engaging than the quattro V10
24 Jul 2020
Car handling explained: the past, present and future
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Car handling explained: the past, present and future

Two decades after evo first quizzed the automotive industry’s leading engineers about what makes a great-handling car, we ask the question today to se…
23 Jul 2020
Toyota Corolla AE86: review, history, prices and specs
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Toyota Corolla AE86: review, history, prices and specs

Cult cartoon star, choice of drifting legends, and a rear-driver of considerable repute in its own right. More than 35 years after its launch, can the…
5 Jul 2020
Electric performance cars: will an EV ever really deliver?
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Electric performance cars: will an EV ever really deliver?

The electric performance car is here to stay, so we weigh up the pros and cons of what might evo cars of the future
7 Jun 2020
Lotus Elise S1: review, specs and buying guide
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Lotus Elise S1: review, specs and buying guide

Values of the original Elise are on the move, so if you’re after one don’t hang about. Let evo’s guide help you identify your perfect Lotus lightweigh…
10 May 2020
Litchfield: behind the scenes at the famous car tuner
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Litchfield: behind the scenes at the famous car tuner

From importing Imprezas to creating a 2000bhp Nissan GT-R, Iain Litchfield talks to evo about his company’s 21-year journey to the position of one of …
8 May 2020
Hyundai i30 N vs Ford Fiesta ST - rally-derived hot hatches go head-to-head
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Hyundai i30 N vs Ford Fiesta ST - rally-derived hot hatches go head-to-head

The closest showroom cars you can get to present-day WRC contenders are Hyundai’s i30 N and Ford’s Fiesta ST. Which of these hot hatches better transf…
2 Sep 2019
Porsche 968 Club Sport - behind the wheel of an icon
Porsche 968 Club Sport
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Porsche 968 Club Sport - behind the wheel of an icon

Not all track-leaning Porsche specials are 911s. 25 years ago, the unloved entry-level 968 was transformed with a Club Sport makeover
8 Jun 2019
Driver modes - do they offer genuine benefits?
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Driver modes - do they offer genuine benefits?

More and more cars now come with driver modes. But do they offer genuine benefits, or is it all just marketing hype?
20 Jan 2019